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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Stevenson.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Stevenson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stevenson and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stevenson and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Stevenson. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Stevenson.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Morehouse Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Morehouse Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stevenson is near Ashley County and also Union Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ashley County

Sighting report for Union Parish

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Stevenson.

How Far From Stevenson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stevenson to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Stevenson and extending to:

  • Bastrop [Map], which is the Seat of Morehouse Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stevenson to Bastrop, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,511 miles [12,087.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stevenson ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Stevenson.

While the name Stevenson is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the Northeast.

Indiana

Greene County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Greene County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Warrick County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Warrick County   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Barber County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Barber County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Barber County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Breathitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Ontonagon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ontonagon County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the North.

Nebraska

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Buffalo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Buffalo County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stevenson   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Van Zandt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Van Zandt County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Stevenson, Skamania County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,811 miles [2,914.5 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stevenson ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Gulledge (AR)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of Stevenson   [Map]

Hooker Hole   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Log Cabin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Meridian (AR)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Plantersville (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Rogers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Sulphur Springs (AR)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Thirteen Points Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Twin Oaks   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Stevenson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Stevenson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Morehouse Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stevenson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stevenson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stevenson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9210, Longitude: -91.9432     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stevenson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Stevenson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.80 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.83 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.526 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stevenson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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